[Welcome] New Members for July 2, 2010

Orchid Circulation: 10,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

JoAnn Johnson
DeBary, FL. USA

I have always been involved in art in some form. As a kid, I always
enjoyed making jewelry from seed beads. I learned to knit, crochet,
weave, paint and sculpt but always came away wanting something more.
I walked into a local jewelry supply store one day and a woman was
wrapping wire on a dowel. I asked and she explained that she was
doing viking knit. I was hooked. I made several bracelets,
necklaces, earrings and even sold a few to my surprise. It was like
the “Ahhh” moment. I love the jewelry making process. I am a novice
and am in the process of learning all different techniques. Some
I’ve learned on my own, some I’ve learned through online websites
and I have taken classes from a few different people and have
enjoyed everyone of them.

Michelle Anne Reger
Shane Co.
New Hope, MN. USA

I have been a Jeweler for 30 years. I have worked production as a
model maker and caster, I have had my own custom order shop, I have
taught Jewelers and am currently a bench Jeweler for the Shane Co.
in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Chris Newton

I started as a making jewelry as a hobby but turned professional a
few years ago. Now I am back in school trying to get into graduate